The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Sales Associate is $11.16.
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Job Description for Sales Associate
Sales associates often work in department stores. They answering customers’ questions, solve product concerns, and sometimes act as cashiers. Sales associates can also work in fields like telemarketing and auto sales. Sales associates often enter sales data into computers, so it is important that associates be comfortable working with computers. Sales associates can either work part-time or full-time, and the hours can vary from business to business. In some cases, associates can have irregula…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Associate
The top respondents for the job title Sales Associate are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Macy's, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. where the average pay is $12.08. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Best Buy and The Home Depot Inc., earning around $11.96 and $11.83, respectively. Dollar General Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.66. JCPenney and Macy's, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.39 and $10.93, respectively.
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Skills in Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Cash Handling, Retail and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Associate
An entry-level Sales Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.86 based on 3,498 salaries. An early career Sales Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.24 based on 15,823 salaries. An experienced Sales Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.11 based on 2,827 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
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Employees with Sales Associate in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.2% less).
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